Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
In This Section
More Information
Health in the Landscape of Life
Enabling the healthscape, the ecosystem outside the clinic, requires improving the system to pay for health drivers.
More Information
Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
More Information
Make an Appointment Give Faculty Students Alumni Directory

MS3 Discovery & Inquiry Symposium

Location: Hybrid: Health Learning Building Auditorium (HLB 1.111) & Zoom

Address: 1501 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78712 | View Map »

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Time: 1–5 p.m.

Contact: Alissa Strother

About the Event

The MS3 Discovery and Inquiry Symposium showcases the innovative projects completed by third-year medical students at Dell Medical School.

The symposium will feature posters and presentations from students in the Research Distinction and Social Entrepreneurship Distinction, highlighting work done during their Innovation, Leadership and Discovery experience.

All members of the Dell Med and UT Austin communities are welcome to attend this enriching event and to celebrate the dedication and creativity of the students in advancing health care solutions.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register for the Zoom link. No RSVP is required for those attending in person.

Email Alissa Strother for more information.


1:00-1:15 p.m. | Introductory Remarks

1:15-1:20 p.m. | Introduction of Entrepreneurship Distinction Students

1:20-2:05 p.m. | Social Entrepreneurship Student Presentations

15 minutes per presenter

  • Chris Abad-Jacobi: “Maximizing In-Clinic Patient Engagement as a Method for Improving
    Health Literacy and Patient Experience”
  • Karim Baho: “Integrating Food Pantries Into Austin Hospitals to Address Food Insecurity Among Patients”
  • Raaj Pyada: “Nutritional Behavior Change: Lessons From Exploring Community and Individual-Level Interventions”

2:05-2:15 p.m. | Break

2:15-2:20 p.m. | Introduction of Research Distinction Students

2:20-4:35 p.m. | Research Student Presentations

15 minutes per presenter

  • Freda Coren: “Chemsex and Health: Evaluating the Meaning of Substance Use and Sex (CHEMSS)”
  • Shelby Johnson: “A Multi-Omics Interrogation of SDH Deficient GIST Primary and Metastatic Lesions”
  • Sarah McWilliam: “Rates, Disparities and Perceptions of Advance Care Planning in Patients Admitted on the Rib Fracture Protocol”
  • Logan Muzyka: “CDK 4/6 Inhibitors and Their Impact on the Emergence of Radiation Therapy-Induced CDKN2A Deletion in IDH Mutant Gliomas”
  • Lauren O’Neal: “Factors Affecting Completion of Hepatitis C Virus Pre-Treatment Steps for Patients of Health Care for the Homeless Clinics in Austin, Texas”
  • Catherine Stauber: “Utilizing TDABC to Understand the Outpatient Cost of Care to the System and to Families of Children With Complex Congenital Heart Disease in Central Texas”
  • Aquiel Warner: “The Effect of Lithium Battery and Semiconductor Production on Outdoor Air Pollution and Disparities in Childhood Asthma Exacerbation in the Greater Austin Area”
  • Kayla Wilson: “Donation After Circulatory Death (DCD) Using Thoracoabdominal Normothermic Regional Perfusion (TA-NRP) in Trauma Patients”
  • Shoshana Zhang: “Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Risk of Second Primary Melanoma”

4:35-5:00 p.m. | Poster Showcase